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  • Kiwanis Southwest District

    Volume 67 No. 3 March 2016

    A Message From the Governor Inside this issue:A Message from the Governor


    Meet the 2016-17 Governor-Elect Candidate


    Thoughts from the Desert Rose


    Prescott Hosts Mid-Year Educa-tion Conference


    Fountain Hills Kiwanis Sponsors Bike Safety Rodel


    KI Distinguished Member Applica-tions Available


    Fountain Hills STARS Aktion Club at Word


    Kiwanis South-west District I-Plan


    International Con-vention News


    Dates to Remem-ber


    Submission Dead-lines


    Miscellaneous 10

    Greetings and Happy Spring!As the First Lady Alma and I travel around the district it is evident that our Kiwanis members build community strength through our projects and our work through our Service Lead-ership Partners (SLP). We have been sharing the points of the Kiwanis IPlan and I want to share here some of the features and benefits of the IPlan.The IPlan is designed for each district and club to use as a guide to create their own plans and choose their own paths toward accomplishing common goals.The IPlan focuses on four key areas: inspiration, impact, image and investment. Each key priority area has a goal and strategies connected to it; the district and clubs plan the tactics.

    Inspiration=Membership and Engagement Goal: To build, retain and support a growing Kiwanis membership network Strategies: Increase membership, open clubs, develop leaders, recruit and

    build with a service focus, increase the value of the member experience, build a strong network of local and global partners

    Impact=Meaningful Service Goal: To perform meaningful service with service to children as our prior-

    ity. Strategies: Empower and support growth in our Service Leadership Pro-

    grams, align relevant service with community needs, encourage the devel-opment of a signature service project in each club, encourage hands-on service projects

    Image=Branding, PR and how Kiwanis is perceived by internally and exter-nally

    Goal: To enhance the Kiwanis image worldwide Strategies: Increase name recognition worldwide, increase knowledge of our

    mission both internally and externally, unify the Kiwanis brand, promote the Kiwanis vision and vivid description, promote signature service projects

    Investment=Financial viability and stewardship Goal: To ensure financial viability and responsible stewardship. Strategies: Exercise proper stewardship of resources, build a non-dues rev-

    enue base, simplify the organizational dues structure and processes, develop

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    Meet the 2016-17 Governor-Elect Candidate

    A Portrait of the Governor-Elect Candidate Ed VerburgPersonal Information: Joyce and I met in LA where we grew up, but we raised our family in Virginia. We

    have been married 47 years, and retired to Tucson eight years ago. Joyce is a member of the San Xavier Kiwanis Club.

    Family We have two daughters (one in Tucson and the other in the S.F. bay area), two grand-daughters, and a grandson.

    Profession Retired twice1) Local, regional, and federal governments, and 2) private sector management consulting firm

    Education B.S., Cal Poly, M.C.P, UC Berkeley, Doctorate, George Washington UniversityMilitary Service NoneHobbies Bowling and travelKiwanis Service Joined Kiwanis in 1998, with eight years in the Capital District and eight years in the

    SW District. Serving on Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.Club Level Offices President (Arlington and de Amigos clubs), Treasurer (de Amigos club)District (and Division Level) Offices

    Past Distinguished Lt. Governor in Capital District, and two terms as Lt. Governor in the SW District.

    Additional Kiwanis Honors Hixson Fellow and Kiwanian of the Year (Arlington and de Amigos clubs)Community Service/ City / State / Civic / Philanthropic

    President, Tucson Mountains Association (2010-2012);Chair, Community Water Coalition (2012-2014);Chair, Tucson/Pima County Task Force, (2013-2014)

    Professional Honors: -Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, 1991-Department of the Treasury, Secretarys Excellence Award, 1991 -Distinguished Public Service Award, George Washington University, 1994-Distinguished Service Award, Department of the Treasury, 1995-Outstanding Leadership Award, Aeronautical Center, 1996-Trustee and Board Member, Kelly, Anderson & Assoc., 2002-2006-Conservationist of the Year Award, Tucson Mountains Assoc., 2014

    Goals/ Plans for year in of-fice as Governor-elect

    Identify what clubs want from the District, and provide leadership in the implemen-tation of our strategic plan.

    Personal Statement on his Vision For Kiwanis

    Be the most outstanding District in North America by being the leader with the For-mula, and sharing best practices that strengthen our clubs.

    financial education, build the Kiwanis Childrens Fund Kiwanis global network is larger than clubs and members. We connect and collaborate with schools,

    hospitals, government, other nonprofits, corporations, foundations and others. Connecting and collaborating with others, as we move together as one unified force, means stronger

    communities that nurture their children--and a bigger impact in the world. Our vision is: Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide...So that one day, all chil-

    dren will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.

    Our defining statement is: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

    Yours in Kiwanis Service Governor Bob

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    Each division should hold, not later than April 1st, a conference to elect a Lieutenant Gov-ernor and a Lieutenant Governor-Elect for 2016-17. Each division club should have three voting delegates to this meeting with at least a majority of the clubs represented by at least one delegate. The election results should be forwarded to the district office no later than April 1st.


    Kiwanis One Day is April 2, 2016. Be making plans now for a service project in your com-munity that will involve all of your Kiwanis Family. Please send reports of these activities to me for the May issue of the Kiwanis Southwest.


    Clubs should elect their 2016-17 officers and directors at their annual meeting which should be held no earlier than the first meeting in April and no later than the second week in May. The club president should appoint a nominating committee at least five weeks prior to the annual meeting. At least two weeks before the annual meeting, the nominating committee should submit a list of nominees for the offices at a regular club meeting. Club officer election reports should be filed online using Kiwanis One no later than June 1.


    Each club in good standing is allowed two delegates at the Kiwanis International Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 23 26. Delegates may not be certified if their club has any indebtedness to KI. Club delegates should be elected soon. The Certificate of Delegate Election form is due in the SW District and KI Offices by April 30, 2016. Plan now to attend the convention and support Jim Lee, our candidate for Interna-tional Trustee. Our District has been assigned to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.


    The Southwest District Convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico August 5 - 7 at the Embassy Suites. Registration information will be mailed by April as well as being online at The host committee, chaired by Don Levine, has been working for several months planning a very special visit for you! So mark your calendar now!

    Yours in Kiwanis Service Rose Ann

    District Reminders from the Desert Rose by Rose Ann Dodson, Executive Director

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    Prescott Hosts Mid-Year Education Conference

    The Southwest District Mid-Year Education Conference was held January 29 30, 2016 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott, Arizona. Conference Chair Tammy Pyeatt and her volunteers planned and coordinated It Starts With One!, a great event that was enjoyed by all attendees.

    Even before the conference began, many attendees were able to participate on Friday in the Kaylas Hands Playground Ceremonial Groundbreaking held at Pioneer Park. You will recall that Kayla Mueller was the 26-year-old aid worker from Prescott who was held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) from 2013 until her death in 2015. Kayla is the daughter and Carl and Marsha Mueller. Carl is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Prescott.

    Also on Friday, the District Strategic Planning Committee met to finalize the District I-Plan that was presented during the conference.

    From the opening session Saturday morning with Past Governor Windy Zachek as the Key Note Speaker, fol-lowed by the Follow Us to the Future Formula and I-Plan session, to the 15 various classes/meetings offered during the afternoon to update Kiwanis knowledge and skills, and to the closing session, attendees enjoyed warm southwestern hospitality.

    The Saturday luncheon featured our Service Leadership Partners (SLP) leaders. CKI Governor Ava Red from the University of Arizona and Key Club Governor Audrey Schreiner from Cienega High School in Vail, Arizona made us proud that Kiwanis is dedicated to providing our youth these leadership opportunities.

    Governor Carson spoke at the closing session and th


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